Horror stories are for Halloween time. Real horror stories are to those who would like awake from the dreary present, or they want to be shaken to the core. These people are hungry for in-depth sensations; they are just bored.
I prefer happy endings over scary. Life is a great experience. I would wish that nobody would experience something terrible or horrible in their lives. Anyway, shit happens as the main hero told in the movie Forrest Gump.
How can it be scary?
I am not a fan of real horror stories or movies. I read a few books about Stephen King and saw a movie The Shining. These creators are brilliant, and they know how to impress people. I know that nowadays, these fiction stories are not a big deal compare to real-life events.
For me, there are more scary stories which I read from Dr. Carolyn Dean’s book Death by Modern Medicine.
I got this book when I wrote a research paper in college. The teacher asked to compare two different things in our work. I heard about this book from actress Shirley MacLaine. I bought it and read it.
I could not believe that I read, but this book is a real thing. Everything that written is facts.
How Are You Brave?
Dr. Carolyn Dean describes in her book Death by Modern Medicine one study. This particular research shows that a patient who gets full-body CT scan exposed to the radiation level, which is equal to that from atomic bombs dropped on Nagasaki.
The author of the book could not believe in it and emailed to Dr. Brenner, who published this research paper. The answer was that if somebody was two and half of kilometers from the epicenter, where the bomb dropped, he or she gets the same exposure as from single CT scan. Uh, no fun.
Get Up from Couch
We all want to live happy and satisfying lives. We can complain that something is wrong or somebody is unfair to us. It does not change anything.
We must to think and do what is right for us, our families, and the community. If we find comfort in eating, smoking, or some attractions, we will be in the same situation because these habits do not solve problems for us.
More as 90 millions of Americans live with chronic illnesses. Direct cost associated with physical inactivity was over 76 of billions in 2000. The indirect and direct expenses related to smoking were 75 of billions annually. These numbers can go on and on because this book is the source of real facts.
These facts are so scary that I could not forget it after reading this book a few years ago.
Cake, Muffins, Soda drinks for Anyone?
Nancy Appleton, on her website, writes about sugar. I am a big fan of chocolate. I do not want to give up on it. But… The author gives over 100 reasons why we must use less sugar.
Not everybody has a strong will and can rid of comfort food right away.
However, to rethink our strategies, it would be a significant step towards our well-being.
Nancy Appleton backs her statements with research papers. She does not make up her comments about these sweet things.
Few statements make me shiver.
- Sugar can lead to alcoholism.
- Sugar may cause premature aging. Oh no, not for us.
- Sugar can weaken eyesight, cause hypoglycemia, copper deficiency, asthma, and so on.
There are more 100 reasons why we could give up on sugar. If these facts do not carry you, of course, it is your decision.
Facts are Facts
These horror stories are real. If you would like to have a Halloween mood before November, you can read this book. Points in the book Death by Modern Medicine came from mainstream medical research. Data from science, medical journals, statistics are real and genuine.
I think it is good to be lost in a phantasy world, but we live here, in a real one. Here was a myth that the bird ostrich likes to put the head in the sand and pretend that nobody will see him. However, when you search for facts, you will find another picture and story.
These real horror stories are excellent remedies to everybody who would like to expand his or her understanding of the real world.
Today, on January 17, I listened to the show Fresh Air on the NPR. The host presented the book The Danger Within Us written by the doctor and medical journalist Jeanne Lenzer. When I listen to these stories, I feel that I live in a surreal world. Why? I cannot believe that it could happen. For example, nobody pays attention to side effects from medical devices. Some of the patients in the book acknowledged that they would be better without tools because there is plenty of pain and uncertainty about how this device will behave in the future. Victims are not just ordinary people but health professionals too, who had hip surgeries, for example.
You can listen to an informative and scary podcast from NPR.